Are you looking for a sample Wellness Policy for your school that meets the latest federal guidelines?
Did you know The Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed in July 2016? This double sided handout provides an overview of the requirements
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has a sample on their website. To find this as well as other helpful resources go to https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/wellness_committees__policies/ View the Model Wellness Policy.
New Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Kit
USDA’s Team Nutrition is excited to announce the release of the Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Kit! This toolkit includes several customizable templates to help schools communicate with parents and school staff about their wellness policy and encourage broader participation. It is designed to increase awareness of the components of the Local School Wellness Policy and provide strategies for school staff and parents to get involved. http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/local-school-wellness-policy-outreach-toolkit
Team Nutrition Back to School Resources
Want to get the year off to a healthy start? Team Nutrition has plenty of resources and information that you can share with parents and families. Toolkit
The School Wellness Works! toolkit from Minnesota Department of Education provides guidance and resources to help schools move from policy to action to ensure student health continues to be a top priority for schools. Many resources and tips are noted to help develop, refine, implement and monitor the wellness policy and related activities.
Are you thinking of implmenting a breakfast Program ? Check this out !
School Breakfast Programs and Successes - This content series examines the importance of school breakfast and highlights some successful breakfast programs and initiatives that nourish students and help build healthy habits.
MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast
This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast. Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school. Available in packages of 25 handouts.
Are you looking for grant opportunities ?
USDA is Now Accepting Applications for FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Funding
Target Fund- Target & DonorsChoose.org
Target believes in the potential of kids, so they’re giving up to $5 million to fund students? ideas. From school gardens to yoga ball chairs, Target is looking for school projects that help kids across the country live healthier, more active lives. This school year and beyond. Beginning August 1, DonorsChoose.org and Target will kick off a new partnership that will help students live healthier, more active lives. Full funding is available for qualifying kid-inspired Health & Sports projects with a total cost of $1,000 or less. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016 or until up to $5 million has been fully allotted. Award Amount: $1,000 or less Deadline: October 1, 2016 For More Information, Click Here
Fuel Up to Play 60-National Dairy Council and the National Football League
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. Applications will be available in the spring. Deadlines are June 15, 2016 & November 2, 2016. Award Amount: $4,000 Deadline: November 2, 2016 For More Information, Click Here
US School Garden Grant-Whole Kids Foundation
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school. Schools, or a non-profit organization working in partnership with a school, may apply. Eligible expenses include labor, tools, curriculum materials, planting materials, etc. Applications due October 31, 2016. Award Amount: $2,000 Deadline: October 31, 2016 For More Information, Click Here
Action for Healthy Kids
Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. Action for Healthy Kids has provided $6.6 million in grants to schools since 2009. School Grants for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn. Fall cycle applications are now being accepted until September 16 for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants
SPARK has some new nutrition and physical activity grants. Some are national grants while others are state specific. To see what is available in NH view the "SPARK Grant Finder." This easy to use tool will show you grants available in your area.
Healthy Schools NH: Healthy Eating and Active Living in NH Schools
Healthy Schools NH partners with New Hampshire schools that have a high population of low-income students and that want to improve their school
nutrition and physical activity environments to enhance children’s health.
The Healthy Schools NH program is available at no cost to any New Hampshire
school in which 50 percent or more of students qualify to receive free or
reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program.
- Offers a tool for assessing the school’s overall environment with regard
to nutrition, nutrition education, and physical activity opportunities.
- Connects school personnel with health-focused peers in other schools.
Offers one-to-one mentoring, coaching, and ongoing support for school
nurses, faculty, and food-service personnel to help schools tailor their
programs to their unique needs. cultures, and constraints.
Provides nutrition curricula and other classroom materials, bulletin
boards, take-home newsletters, and more.
Connects school staff with training opportunities.
Contact us for more information or to enroll.
The Healthy Schools NH Initiative is one component of UNH Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Connections program, which is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and the N.H. Food Stamp Program.